“It can only be attributable to human error…” IS THAT SO?? Well, Domo Arigoto Mr Roboto!!

Machines are fast accurate and stupid. Humans are slow, sloppy and brilliant. Right??? Maybe not for long… Take a look at this article via the NY Times:  http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/26/science/26robot.html

ya just gotta know…

The capabilities are much further advanced than a consumer level of awareness. This is pretty creepy ~in fact it’s kooky & all together spooky:

(if you think she was bad, just wait till you see the ‘woman scorned’ model they will roll out representing the likely divorce…once he discovers she’s a, a, FEMBOT!!!)

Remember HAL via 2001 A Space Odyssey (noteworthy that it was filmed 40 years ago), about the super computer with artificial intelligence that eventually, well, if ya haven’t, the GIANT RED LIGHT above will have little relevance… (as usual, Gen Y google it)

HAL, I wont argue with you anymore. Open the doors. Dave, this conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye.

It can only be attributable to human error.

My Twitter friend @RonAck made me aware @EASTeam of this little piece relevant trivia: Know why the computer was called HAL? Each letter was one preceding those of IBM:  H-I  A-B  L-M    (YIKES!!)

Know what I think?

We live in world that is continually forcing humans to act more like robots, i.e., VOIP, EMAIL, etc. Don’t call me, leave me a message. This can be accomplished via 100 different mediums with just one common denominator: it’s being done by a machine.

It’s like one big scary episode of sound bite theater via Twitter, Diggit, Reddit, etc., and all the other white noise that’s constantly there and/or just below the surface.

By comparison, we are simultaneously asking computers to act more like humans.

Not sure about that?

Have you ever been on the phone with a human being, lets say, I don’t know, with a Customer Service Rep, but are unable to perform the simplest of processes or transaction because ‘the system is down’ or ‘you’ll have to confirm via email’ ad infinitum. I certainly have…it’s frustrating, at best.

The worst part?

When all is said and done, HAL, from 2001 A Space Odyssey was/is right...’it will only be attributable to human error’. It took a computer from 40 years ago to tell us. Well, at least metaphorically.

After all, like HAL also “said”, ‘The 9000 series is the most reliable computer ever made. No 9000 computer has ever made a mistake or distorted information. We are all, by any practical definition of the words, foolproof and incapable of error.’

Sleep tight!!


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